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[Photos via: Paramore/YouTube, All Time Low/YouTube, Panic! At The Disco/YouTube, My Chemical Romance]

Thanks to TikTok users such as @yungricepatty and an amazing Dominos driver, Sage Glassett, “Dear Maria, Count Me In” by All Time Low is blowing up on the app.

Like @yungricepatty’s original video, Glassett began belting out the tune while on a drive and shared, “It’s not a phase, it’s a lifestyle!” His post was accompanied by several hashtags, including #emodominos. The band even responded to Glassett and are stoked to see their song still making their fans feel young and scene AF. 

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Other users have posted similar videos with the famous pop-punk track and sharing how, despite growing up, they never left their love for emo music or scene trends behind.

Here’s the ultimate proof via TikTok to parents everywhere that it’s not just a phase, it’s a lifestyle

When the G note hits

@jayjawlineIt’s not a phase.. 🎤🖤 ##mychemicalromance ##itsnotaphase ##emoboy ##emotrash ##welcometotheblackparade ##featureme ##mychem ##scenephase ##emophase♬ original sound – Filth 3.0

When we hear that iconic G note, many of us have our ears perk up like a Doberman that just heard a dog whistle. No matter how old you are, My Chemical Romance’s The Black Parade and its title track will be iconic forever and make you regress back to your high school goth get-up.

When you hear “Decode” by Paramore

@madis4201this song is not long enough… comment to see the birthday party ##fyp ##twilight ##foryoupage ##itsnotaphase♬ An Original Song About Hyperfixation – Audios

Remember when Twilight was life and the biggest fight between friends was who was on Team Edward or Team Jacob? Those were the good old days, which still show up in our present reality. With the arrival of Stephenie Meyer’s Midnight Sun book, and with more ideas to come, it’s fair to say our days of stanning vampires are far from over.

Metal tracks slap every time

@xkeenan113x##itsnotaphase ##itsnotaphasemom ##chiodos ##jetblackhair ITS NOT A PHASE MOM♬ original sound – user5389968329862

This Chiodos track can never go wrong and will always inspire you to headbang and want to hit up a mosh pit. If you’re over 40, we suggest wearing knee pads if you want to thrash.

When you find your fashion, stick to it

@chyazI really settled on a look hey? 😂 ##fyp ##alternative ##itsnotaphase ##foryoupage ##avrillavigne ##throwback ##tiktokviral♬ original sound – Chyaz

Once you find your perfect makeup look, wardrobe staples and hairstyle, why change? You have your whole life to try new styles if you want, but you never have to. This emo queen also has amazing Avril Lavigne vibes. Frankly, we’re jealous.

Glassett came back to emo TikTok with P!ATD this time

@sagemartinglassettIt was never a phase PART 2!!! ##alttiktok ##fyp ##foryou ##emodominos ##panicatthedisco ##singing ##iwritesinsnottragedies ##emo ##poppunk♬ original sound – Sage

Our new favorite delivery driver came back on his now popular TikTok account to share that “It’s not a phase.” This time, he was in the car listening to “I Write Sins Not Tragedies” by Panic! At The Disco. Whenever you hear those pizzicatos that start the track, you know you have to go hard for approximately 3:06.

You just need more merch, right?

@etphoonehoome“It’S nOt A pHaSe MoM” ##alltimelow ##poppunk ##dearmaria ##emo ##punk @alltimelow♬ Dear Maria, Count Me In – All Time Low

It’s not a phase. You just have to keep changing your merch with each album, right? If the band’s aesthetic changes, so can yours. You’re definitely still emo as long as you rock that brand. This All Time Low fan has merch all the way from 2013. That’s a true “hustler.”

Age never matters

@lysssa.rosei’m 27 and can now very confidently say that it was ✨not a phase✨ ##emo ##throwback ##emotiktok ##fyp ##foryoupage ##alltimelow ##adtr♬ Emo throwbacks – josie colgrove

It doesn’t matter if you’re 12 or 92—you can always be an emo kid. From Mayday Parade’s “Jamie All Over” to Good Charlotte’s “The Anthem,” these are all certified jams.

This OG punk song

@benji_cloverOG Emo’s INTERACT ##poppunktiktok ##poppunk ##emo ##emomusic ##poppunkmusic ##music ##original ##fyp ##foryou ##foryoupage ##alternative ##rock♬ It Was Never A Phase by Benji Clover – Benji Clover

When you grow up listening to pop punk, you have everything you need to make your own track recounting how you never grew out of your “emo phase.” Props to @benji_clover for this sick original track.

You think you’re out of it and then…

@meggpie27Proof that it’s not a phase 🤷🏼‍♀️🖤 ##emokids ##miserybusiness ##paramore ##itsnotaphase♬ paramore themed slime tutorial – sydney

If “Misery Business” by Paramore comes on, you know you’re about to remember all the words. It doesn’t matter if you’re at your office job and think you’re “over it.”

Don’t hide what you’re listening to in your car

@sagehaleyofficial##Poppunk til I DIE. 🤘 ##poppunkisntdead ##poppunksongs ##standatlantic ##shh ##falloutboy ##FOB ##poppunkmemes ##defendpoppunk ##poppunktiktok ##notaphasemom♬ SHH Stand Atlantic – Hopeless Records

It’s OK to be proud that you blast Fall Out Boy in your car. Take This To Your Grave all the way to MANIA are always good choices. What are you going to listen to, the radio? Please.